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2 BIC PL 200 II or 1 HSU VTF2-mk5

My budget is around 600 for a sub. What would be better, the more even bass response of two BICs PL IIs or one better, lower digging HSU VTF2 MK5? For context my room is enclosed 16x19x11. It'll be for home theatre with klipsch rp 150 bookshelves and the 440c center and r14s surrounds. Ill be sitting around 8ft from the tv/speaker wall. Thanks.
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The HSU, then save for a second one.
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I had dual BIC PL-200's. Sold them within a year and went ID and haven't looked back since. Get the single HSU for now. I took a pretty good hit selling those BIC's PPS. Lesson learned.
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My budget is around 600 for a sub. What would be better, the more even bass response of two BICs PL IIs or one better, lower digging HSU VTF2 MK5? For context my room is enclosed 16x19x11. It'll be for home theatre with klipsch rp 150 bookshelves and the 440c center and r14s surrounds. Ill be sitting around 8ft from the tv/speaker wall. Thanks.
Dual subs would get you more even bass and eliminate nulls, however Bic subs tend to be boomy and not very accurate. I'd go with the HSU and add a 2nd latter.

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Thanks everyone. Guess Im going with hsu
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I haven't heard the PL-200 or Hsu, but I still have the BIC F12 in my possession. It's not accurate, but the distortion the sub has makes that little bastard hit hard in mid-bass. It's boomy and will shake walls (some people actually like boomy subs). I'd imagine the PL-200 would be similar.

I'm using a Monolith 15" sub, and if the Hsu can get you closer to that type of sub sound and dig deep vs the BIC sub, I say go for the Hsu.

I don't know if anyone has the numbers for the Hsu model, but here are the results for the PL-200:

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